Based on themes arising from real life interviews, TOUCH WOOD looks at the nature of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The action takes place over one night where we see a man preparing for bed. However instead of falling asleep he spends the time checking and rechecking lights, doors and clocks, obsessively securing the house for his night's rest. Stylistically the animation highlights the divide between the character and his attempt to control his increasingly malevolent environment. The film explores the uneasy balance between the man's desire to control his life and the compulsions that try to possess him.
Animator/Director: Vivienne Jones
Background Artist: Sanchia Lewis
Music: Alistair Roberts
Editor: Tony Fish
Additional Animation: Tim Webb
Producers: Orly Yadin & Gillian Lacey